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Motivating students to stretch the capacity of their unlimited imaginations, the Orlando Science Center challenged students to transform ordinary and found objects into artistic kinetic sculptures. More than 100 students in 30 teams from six schools in Orange, Seminole, Lake, and Polk counties displayed their movable works of art on Saturday, February 20 during the Orlando Science Center Kinetic Challenge.

Students in grades 5th to 9th were asked to create unusual sculptures and wacky inventions using combinations of movable parts, everyday objects, and independent sources of energy. Teams used objects found, donated, or purchased for less than $100 dollars in the engineering and construction of their sculptures. The competition requirements incorporate the Florida Sunshine State Standards for Science. The Orlando Science Center Kinetic Challenge is presented by The Stephen H. Goldman Foundation, Inc.

 

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123 Area Students Create Kinetic Sculptures From Discarded Junk During the Orlando Science Center Kinetic Challenge

February 20, 2010 - Competition runs from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / Award Ceremony at 1:00 p.m.

Orlando, FL - Motivating students to stretch the capacity of their unlimited imaginations, the Orlando Science Center challenged students to transform ordinary and found objects into artistic kinetic sculptures. More than 120 students in 30 teams from six schools in Orange, Seminole, Lake, and Polk counties will display their movable works of art on Saturday, February 20 during the Orlando Science Center Kinetic Challenge.

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The Florida Dairy Farmers have sponsored a new display in our KidsTown area, which provides fascinating facts on how milk moooves from the farm to our fridge. Check out the giant interactive milk glass just inside KidsTown.

Answer questions correctly about milk's journey from cow to cup and watch the giant drinking straw at the top of the display fill up with white liquid. But watch out - a wrong answer drains the milk from the straw. While kids enjoy the tasty trivia, parents can relax and learn about Florida's dairy industry from an engaging video presentation (available in both English and Spanish).

The new milk display is located in the former home of the Super Service Center, but don't despair car lovers...we're just giving the beloved display a complete overhaul. It will be back soon, and better than ever, in its new home inside the All Aboard exhibit on Level 2.

 


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A Themed Museum Explores the History, Technique and Cultural Significance of Chocolate

Saturday & Sunday, March 6 & 7, 2010

WHAT: The Festival of Chocolate is coming soon to the Orlando Science Center and bringing with it a one-of-a-kind artistic chocolate-themed museum, which will house displays introducing guests to the rich history of chocolate. Interactive displays will bring to life the chocolate production process while other areas will explore chocolate's impact on art, traditions and culture.

 

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Saturday, February 20, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m.

WHAT: The event dinosaur fans have been waiting for finally returns to Orlando Science Center’s Annual Fossil Fest Four! This Scienterrific Saturday is a celebration of dinosaurs, fossils, paleontology and all things prehistoric.

In the shadows of dinosaur skeletons in the DinoDigs exhibit, join the Florida Fossil Hunters as they share specimens unearthed on Florida expeditions. Marvel at special DinoDigs activities and experiences, and meet some of the world’s last living dinosaurs with the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. And look out for a special appearance by DEXTER the Dinosaur from T-REX at Downtown Disney!

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Saturday, February 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

What: Come join us at the Orlando Science Center as we celebrate Valentine's Day, the next holiday featured in our special Holiday Workshop series. An interactive workshop will engage your preschooler (3-5yo) and you in Valentine’s Day activities while still learning through science.

Who: Each participant will take home a certificate, handmade holiday craft, and memories of a day of fun and discovery. The workshop will also include a snack and a story. After the workshop, parents and child are free to explore the hands-on fun waiting in the rest of the Science Center.

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Take a Journey Along the World's Mightiest River

AMAZON premieres on February 20 during a South American-Themed Cocktails & Cosmos event

ORLANDO, FL - (February 2, 2010) - Take a journey along the world’s mightiest river when Amazon comes to the giant screen at the Orlando Science Center. Witness a breathtaking world of beauty and mystique along a body of water that is considered the lifeblood for whole civilizations. The film will premiere during a Cocktails & Cosmos social event on Saturday, February 20, 2010. After its premiere, Amazon will screen daily in the Dr. Phillips CineDome through Summer 2010.

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